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Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven in Santa Rosa

We dined at Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven as a guest of Santa Rosa

Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven

One of my favorite restaurants that I visited while in Santa Rosa was the Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven. The restaurant is a short drive from The Sandman Hotel, and offers guests authentic Indian cuisine with an upscale ambiance.

Interior of Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven

The minute that I walked into the restaurant I felt like I was in a restaurant located in Manhattan. The space blends rustic elements, like unfinished wood and exposed brick, with modern furniture. We took a seat at one of the tables on the second floor and got ready to dine on Indian classics paired with local wine.

Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven Appetizers

Pani Puri at Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven in Santa Rosa

I love Indian food, and one of my favorite dishes is Pani Puri. It is traditional Indian street food, and it is rarely seen on a menu. I was so excited to sink my tastebuds into the authentic dish. The refreshing appetizer features sprouted moong, beets and green juice inside of a crispy shell. With my first bite, I was swept back to the streets of Indian eating this local dish.

Samosas at Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven

Along with the Pani Puri, we enjoyed the lamb samosa. The crispy appetizer came full of flavorful lamb, roasted pepper that was paired with mint chutney. It was so delicious that I found myself having seconds.

Charred Cauliflower at Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven in Santa Rosa

We also started with the local vegetable pakora with pickled onions and tamarind chutney. Also, we enjoyed the crispy cauliflower with paneer, pickled shiitake, and lettuce. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, it was time for the main courses.

Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven Main Dishes

The best way to enjoy Indian food is family-style. Together with my friends, we tasted many of the main dishes. Of course, a favorite at the table was the chicken tikka masala with fenugreek and tomato. The sauce was so delicious and I couldn’t resist dipping my garlic naan into it.

Eggplant at Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven

Then there was the local baby eggplant. The vegetarian dish boasted with flavor and was perfectly complimented with Yukon potato and black-eyed peas. Another favorite vegetable dish of the evening was the Brussel sprouts that are prepared in a clay oven. The dish features channa daal and curry leaf.

Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven Cocktails

Mumbai Mule at Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven

I enjoyed all these unforgettable Indian dishes at Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven while sipping on a refreshing Mumbai Mule. The craft cocktail featured vodka, makrut lime, galangal, ginger beer, and nutmeg.

Cocktails at The Jade Room in Santa Rosa

After dinner, we took a short walk down the street and stopped at Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Bar for ice cream before ending the evening with a nightcap at The Jade Room. While visiting Santa Rosa with your family don’t miss having dinner at Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven. You’ll find yourself craving their dishes for weeks after returning home.

Location

Bollywood Bar & Clay Oven is located at 535 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

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